John Rosensteel

John Rosensteel

Teaching & Vision
Hannah Souter

Hannah Souter

Community & Spiritual Formation
Michael Stern

Michael Stern

Operations
Chelsea Hostetler

Chelsea Hostetler

Communications & Worship
Nathan Meeker

Nathan Meeker

Students
LeRoy Lee

LeRoy Lee

Kids & Families
Jerry Schmidt

Jerry Schmidt

Care
Emily Greco

Emily Greco

Justice & Welcome
Laura Rodgers

Laura Rodgers

Office Manager & Benevolence
Josh Sharp

Josh Sharp

Production
Steve Sanz

Steve Sanz

Facilities
Kellie Arabak

Kellie Arabak

Communications & Production
Kelsey Samsel

Kelsey Samsel

Branding & Design
Dena Gilham

Dena Gilham

Front Desk Assistant
Christine Sharp

Christine Sharp

Elementary Age
Tabitha Wells

Tabitha Wells

Early Childhood
Barb Siron

Barb Siron

Care & Database
  • John Rosensteel
  • Hannah Souter
  • Michael Stern
  • Chelsea Hostetler
  • Nathan Meeker
  • LeRoy Lee
  • Jerry Schmidt
  • Emily Greco
  • Laura Rodgers
  • Josh Sharp
  • Steve Sanz
  • Kellie Arabak
  • Kelsey Samsel
  • Dena Gilham
  • Christine Sharp
  • Tabitha Wells
  • Barb Siron
  • John Rosensteel

    John became New Hope’s Lead Pastor in February of 2015. John was previously a pastor for a church in Madison, WI where he served for nearly 17 years. Go Badgers! Originally interested in becoming a lawyer, he discovered a passion for serving the Church.

    John is married to Corrie, who teaches art in Lake Oswego. They have two daughters, Eden (born 2007) and Jubilee (2010), two crazy dogs, and one fish. John loves books, good coffee, a hearty debate, most sports, backpacking in the wild, and Jesus figurines. John spends his time hanging with family and friends, exploring the PNW, and trying to keep up with his doctoral studies. He is a recovering Lakers fan and is all in on the Blazers. Many people are praying he repents of his love for the Cowboys. John’s favorite saying is “all is grace” because everything good, beautiful, and true is a gift.

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  • Hannah Souter

    Hannah oversees Community and Spiritual Formation at New Hope. Coming from a family of educators, it's no wonder she loves to create spaces for learning, connection, and growth. For Hannah, there's no greater joy than helping people explore their life with God.

    Hannah grew up camping, hiking, and romping around the Pacific Northwest. Not much has changed :)

    Hannah has an MA in Ministry Leadership from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

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  • Michael Stern

    Mike is one of those dreaded California transplants. He moved to Oregon to snowboard, but found Jesus instead. Over the past decade, Mike worked as an associate pastor at a church in Lake Oswego and Church Partnership Director for an organization serving in Rwanda, Africa. Although Mike's role as Executive Pastor is focused on the administration of the church as an organization, his desire is to be engaged in pastoral ministry and to see people transformed into the image of Christ. He's married to Stefanie, and together they have four kids, Ruby, Tess, Caleb, and Phineas.

    Mike enjoys time with his family, classic novels, woodworking, hiking, running, and long walks on the beach.

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  • Chelsea Hostetler

    Chelsea Hostetler oversees Worship Arts, Sunday Programming and Communications at New Hope Church.

    With a degree in Music Studies and passion for the arts, Chelsea believes beauty and excellence in all its forms can point us to Jesus. She’s an accomplished vocalist, artist, and enjoys bringing creativity to every situation. She has led worship in a variety of settings and loves helping people go deeper in faith. Chelsea loves living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, children, and dogs. When not making music, Chelsea enjoys digital illustration, Netflix, and good food (especially pizza).

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  • Nathan Meeker

    Nathan was born and raised in southeast Portland before moving to Oregon City where he graduated from high school. After that, he went to study aerospace engineering in Arizona before dropping out to share the Gospel with teenagers. Nathan graduated from Multnomah University with degrees in Bible & Theology as well as Youth Ministry and hopes to return to school one day to study Hebrew.

    In his free time, Nathan enjoys rock climbing, reading, and playing chess. He is blessed to be married to Sarah, who volunteers with him in the Student Community.

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  • LeRoy Lee

    LeRoy has a passion for introducing kids to Jesus through the Bible, community, and fun. With a masters degree in teaching he brings a lot of insight and expertise to helping your child(ren) grow. LeRoy is married to Gina and they have 6 kids: Addison, Titus, Eleanor, Willa-Jane, Odette, and Miriwyn. He is active in community theatre as an actor and director.

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  • Jerry Schmidt

    Jerry Schmidt is part of one of New Hope’s founding families, helping to start the church in 1972. He has a passion for helping people experience God’s love and the power of community. He also oversees New Hope’s care ministries, Adult Bible Fellowship, seniors groups and activities, and Deacon Ministry. When not at New Hope, Jerry enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, woodworking, and watching the Blazers (when they’re hot). Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his two adult children, their spouses, and his three wonderful grandchildren.

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  • Emily Greco

    Emily serves as the Director of Welcome and Justice ministries. A graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Theatre Arts, Emily most recently served as an Event Facilitator for Compassion International. Her combined passions for storytelling, relationship building, and responding to the "unseen" in our communities have led Emily to serve here.

    Married to a tall, lanky fella named David and mama to a happy, 4-legged boy named CS Lewis, in her free time Emily is most likely found puttering about the house or enjoying a cup of tea and a good book.

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  • Laura Rodgers

    With a heart for helping others succeed, Laura supports New Hope behind the scenes where she can problem solve, coordinate multiple people and tasks, and help others accomplish the 'big picture'. She is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho where she earned a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Business. Laura loves spending time with friends and family, catching a good movie, hiking, traveling and trying new things!

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  • Josh Sharp

    Josh has a Bachelors of Arts in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University, and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity. He has been serving in full-time ministry for over ten years, and is currently the Director of Production for New Hope.

    Josh has been married to his wife Christine for 13 years, and they have three boys: James, Cole, and Eli. He loves spending time with his family, reading comics, enjoying his wife's baking, and all things tech.

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  • Steve Sanz

    Steve has been married to his best friend Rose for 40 years and we has two kids; Loren and Carolyn and three grandchildren. He's inspired by God and seeing creativity in action. His first job (and his first business) was as a paperboy and now works as the Facilities Director and New Hope. If Steve could vacation anywhere, he would visit Portugal, Spain, Andorra and Italy.

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  • Kellie Arabak

    A New Hoper since 1981, Kellie was an elementary educator and computer trainer for many years before joining New Hope’s staff almost a decade ago. She helps organize all the behind-the-scenes details that make the Sunday morning services happen. Helping to oversee print & digital communications, Kellie also performs many administrative functions that help keep the whole church running smoothly.

    She and her pilot-husband, Bill, have one grown son. They enjoy travel, breakfasts out, managing their suburban “ranch”, and their two cats.

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  • Kelsey Samsel

    Kelsey has served New Hope in various roles within the Design and Communications department since 2014. Outside of her work at New Hope, she writes music and plays in a band with her husband. Kelsey’s highest values are investing in her community and cooking food for her friends.

    In her free time, Kelsey loves to bake gluten-free cupcakes, embroider random pieces of her clothing, and snuggle with her cocker spaniel-poodle, Dexter.

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  • Dena Gilham

    Dena lives in Happy Valley with her husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her downtime, she loves going for walks in her back field, reading late into the night, and playing video games.

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  • Christine Sharp

    Christine is the Elementary Area Coordinator for the Kids Community. She has been working with youth and children for a decade, and has three boys of her own: James (13), Cole (7), and Eli (5). She has been married to her husband Josh for 14 years, and loves spending time with him and her boys. When she is not editing videos, dancing to children’s songs, or rehearsing a memory verse, she spends her time drinking tea while reading, playing board games, or building computers with her husband.

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  • Tabitha Wells

    Tabitha has been on staff as the 3-K Coordinator since September 2018, and before that as an intern (since 2017). She is currently studying Psychology (with an emphasis in Family Studies) online at Corban University, and really enjoys her opportunity at New Hope to work with kids and families. She lives in the foothills of Mt. Hood with her family (parents & 5 siblings).

    When not working or studying, Tabitha enjoys being involved in the Portland musical theater community (either onstage or backstage) with her whole family, or vacationing at Disneyland. Her hobbies include snuggling with her pup Teddy, drinking coffee, and listening to 80s music.

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  • Barb Siron

    Barb is a remarkable volunteer who updates and maintains New Hope’s database. Barb also volunteers with the Pastoral Care Team, keeping them aware of those who are facing crises or health issues and need pastoral contact. She has been around New Hope for a long time and says that, “to serve the Lord and my church is my greatest joy in living.”

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  • John Rosensteel
  • Hannah Souter
  • Michael Stern
  • Chelsea Hostetler
  • Nathan Meeker
  • LeRoy Lee
  • Jerry Schmidt
  • Emily Greco
  • Laura Rodgers
  • Josh Sharp
  • Steve Sanz
  • Kellie Arabak
  • Kelsey Samsel
  • Dena Gilham
  • Christine Sharp
  • Tabitha Wells
  • Barb Siron

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